In new interview, Pope speaks on leisure, family rest on Sunday
Catholic World News - July 28, 2014
Pope Francis reflected on his youth, spoke about the importance of leisure to family life, and the brutality of warfare in a newly published interview.
Speaking to the Argentine weekly Viva about the first 500 days of his pontificate, the Holy Father said that the faith should be spread by friendly sharing rather than forceful argumentation. “The worst thing you can do is religious proselytizing, which paralyzes,” he said.
The Pope mentioned that while he served in Buenos Aires, he would ask young mothers how often they played with their children. “It was an unexpected question,” he said; the mothers were too busy to have time for play. In that connection he emphasized the value of spending leisure time together on Sunday.
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